mindfulness + motherhood: counting breaths

Learning to spend one LESS breath doing something that doesn’t serve me and learning to spend one breath MORE being fully present to experiences that support me.

 

[originally posted 3 Oct 2011;  dharma yoga arts on FB]

to tv or not to tv: oh, canada!

to tv: After a trial run with “t-tops,” my not-quite 2-year-old said “triceratops” the other day. Thank you, nick jr. & Dino Dan!

not to tv: K’s internal antenna had been tuned to Caillou‘s timetable for the past year, so he always seems to know exactly when it’s on.  And now, well, it’s being recalibrated toward Go, Diego, Go!

potty: repurposed

disassemble

disassemble

fill with water

fill with water

schooner-sized sippy cup

create a schooner-sized sippy cup

Can you guess what was in his diaper at the time?! (OH! Adding to the madness + magic, this, of all songs, actually came on my Pandora Sade station: music for this moment of madness + magic.) Thank heavens he had never actually used it for its intended purpose! Until…*

*BREAKING NEWS: Surprise, surprise! K had some serious movement (as in: major toddler milestone) this morning & will no longer be allowed to play with his pot!

madness + magic: out on a walk…

My not-quite 2-year-old eats dirt. Then squeals for pizza.

mindfulness + motherhood: seeing with new eyes

Developing panoramic vision…and eyes of compassion.

[originally posted 5 Oct 2011; dharma yoga arts on fb]

on the magic in motherhood

magic is not the conjuring of illusions

or

spectacular paranormal enchantments.

magic is the power to see the extra-ordinary in the ordinary:

to conjure peace, grace,

joy, gratitude & acceptance

in moments of chaos & quietude.